ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a pale straw color with excellent clarity. About one finger of a creamy white head is formed with okay retention. Soft waves of lacing are left down the glass.
S: Lots of earthy, mildly sulfur-y German hops make themselves known initially. Some cereal grains and faint touches of fruit esters round out the decent aroma nicely.
T: Now this is more like it. A combination of cereal grains and noble hops open the brew nicely, with both notes bleeding into the crisp, dry finish. What makes this one rock-solid is its prevalent stone fruit esters that help (superbly) balance the adjunct sweetness and mild hops.
M: Like I said, it’s crisp and dry with very little lingering sweetness - but plenty of lingering fruit flavors. Carbonation is good without being overbearing, also. While it’s quite drinkable, I find the flavor profile too enjoyable to chug it down quick.
O: Truth be told, I really enjoy a good kolsch - and this is definitely a very good, even great, example of an (underappreciated) style. And it’s cheap, to boot!
MBlessing (1026) - Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Helles goldgelb, luftiger schaum, getreidig malziger duft, im Geschmack sehr süffig ein kölscher Klassiker der nach dem dritten anfängt richtig zu schmecken
DrNosha (1910) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vom Fass im Brauhaus am Dom und aus der Flasche. Gelbe klare Farbe, stabiler weisser Schaum. Frischer getreidiger Duft. Klassischer Kölsch Geschmack. Muss frisch und kalt getrunken werden.
jrh2254 (23) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In a mystery beer hawk case. Very pleasant lager. Nothing special , medium bitterness. Pours golden.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AntonyWilson (231) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 12, 2017
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
500ml Can: Pours a brilliant pale golden with large rocky white head. Lacing. Slight metallic aroma, breadcrust and citrus. Flavours of malt, citrus and hay. Low bitterness, medium to high carbonation and medium body. Overall a bit disappointing really, expected much more.
jann3 (326) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear golden with a white and fizzy head. Aroma is fresh and sourish with a hint of fruity sweetness. Taste begins with dryish sourness and citrus flavours, but finishes with smooth malty flavours. Lively carbonation. Rather simple but refreshing and well-balanced brew. (0,5 l bottle, bb26.05.17)
Grumpelmies (162) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pale yellow. Decent head. Aroma and taste are grassy, bready, grainy and skunky. Basement. Medium carbonation. Thin. Weak Kölsch. At least it’s sessionable.
CanIHave4Beers (4141) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale golden with a small but well retained head.
Aroma is clean & yeasty with a crisp malt character and a low to medium level of sweetness.
The flavor is lightly bitter & a little fruity. Clean & a little yeasty. Plenty of crisp malt.
Yes I realize that the Aroma and flavor descriptors I used are essentially the same
Deal w/ it
rodbod (260) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Good Spirits Co Wine & Beer. Pours a very very pale gold, with a big froth which doesn’t last
Nose is cooked grains, faintly citric. Taste is very light, off dry, simple. Best thing about it is the palate - clean and refreshing. I imagine this would go down a treat on a hot thirsty day.
AtronSeige (1399) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Medium-light grainy, crackers, Light spiciness.
Appearance: Brilliant, light-golden body. Medium, white head, fair retention.
Flavour: Medium-light grainy, crackers, bready. Light metallic. Balanced towards the malt with a caramel sweetness. Light bitterness. Dry finish with lingering graininess.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation
Overall: The sweetness may be from heat stress. The sweetness lingers, becoming almost cloying, detracting from the easy drinking, lightness of the style.
500 ml can, poured. Thanks Rob!
rozsoma (998) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - DEC 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kartonpapír száraz kölschöcske, mely egyben zöldséges izeket is rejt. gondolok itt: zellermag, fehérrépaszára, ilyenekra.